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Beyond Security - October 5, 2018

Port Scanning Tools VS Vulnerability Assessment Tools

Port scanning tools – just the first step to network security

Your port scanning tools are nice, but…

When your network reaches a critical size, your assets have acquired a critical value or when new compliance standards hit, your port scanning tools may have reached their limit. It’s the job of vulnerability assessment and management tools to combine port scanning with the investigation of everything that is running on the server to discover the weaknesses that hackers and bots alike are looking for.

Running multiple port scanning tools is a pain

Admins often have half a dozen scanners sitting around and one or two favorites. On small networks there is time to run several tools and then compare the results. Somewhat complicated networks or networks that manage confidential data need reporting that is accurate, easy to generate and that delivers prioritized vulnerability reports. It may be time to move to a single VA tool.

When a basic port scan is just not enough

Our networked world is getting way too ‘interesting’. On top of your routine demands, compliance requirements are coming to your network soon (if you aren’t already coping with them). You need a single, solid, common sense scanning solution to find and handle the really nasty vulnerabilities that must be resolved to be in compliance.

Does your port scanning tool come with PCI compliance?

Got credit card data on your website and network? Our Vulnerability Assessment tool, beSECURE, comes with PCI compliance reporting at no extra cost. Beyond Security is a PCI Approved Scanning Vendor and beSECURE is the tool we use to produce compliance reports. So run beSECURE to do your routine port scanning, keep a clean network and breeze through PCI compliance requirements.

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Written by Beyond Security

We had an impossible mission: transform the hackers brain into a machine. Mission accomplished. Using automated software, Beyond Security is dedicated to finding common vulnerabilities and zero-day exploits at a fraction of the cost of human-based penetration testing. Businesses around the world have been relying on Beyond Security's vulnerability and compliance solutions since 1999. Whether you need to accurately assess and manage security weaknesses in your networks, applications, industrial systems or networked software, we're here for you - one step ahead of the hackers.